Alex Dang – “Everything Must Go” (100K Views!)

“This is far from your last supper. Everything must go. Nothing left except cold, hard cash.”

Congratulations to Alex Dang for topping 100,000 views on this fantastic poem! Watch more from Alex Dang here and here.

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Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre – “The Art of Taking the L [Re-release]”

Performed at the Button Studio

“We can talk about guns, we can talk about access to mental health, but why aren’t we talking about men?”

Don’t miss this phenomenal poem from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre, performed at the Button Studio in Minneapolis, MN.

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Best of Button Week 366

“How are you trying to convince me you’re my safe space when you’ve only put me in unsafe spaces?”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s addition: Lanise Prater! Congrats Poet!

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Carlos Andrés Gómez – “Gifted”

Performed at Main Street Players

“It took years for people to read what everyone thought was Da Vinci’s own invented language when all he did was just write backwards.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Carlos Andrés Gómez, performed at Main Street Players in Miami Lakes, FL.

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Leya Greene – “Whisper”

2021 Button Poetry Video Contest

“Safe havens are a scarcity. No more clubs, no more slam poets. Nonprofits are run by the city. If it ain’t lucrative, then it ain’t poppin’.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Leya Greene, a Runner Up from the 2021 Button Poetry Video Contest!

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Brian James Polak – “Make America Great”

2021 Button Poetry Video Contest

“Make America Great, again? So, like, implying it’s not great now, but once was? When was that?”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Brian James Polak, a Runner Up in the 2021 Button Poetry Video Contest!

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Rachel Wiley – “Spell for Tonight’s Full Moon”

Performing at Icehouse

“Let us wake up tomorrow to a bountiful harvest. It is said, so it is so.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from Rachel Wiley, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.

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Lily Myers – “Shrinking Women” (6M Views!)

“And I never meant to replicate her, but spend enough time sitting across from someone and you pick up their habits.”

Congratulations to Lily Myers for topping 6,000,000 views on this phenomenal poem! Watch more from Lily Myers here.

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LeChell “The Shootah” R.H. – “Thick”

Performed at WoWPS 2020

“Baby, with all this thick come a lot of heavy, and ‘would you take all the pain that came with all this’ thick?”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from LeChell “The Shootah” R.H., performed at WoWPS 2020 Finals in Dallas, TX.

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CocoaFlo – “A Note to my 23 Year Old Self”

Performed at IWPS 2019

“When you notice their microaggressive behavior asking you to dim your light, remind them you are not here for their comfort, and this sunshine cannot be put in a box.”

Don’t miss this fantastic poem from CocoaFlo, performed at IWPS 2019 in San Diego, CA.

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